Creating Minds: An Anatomy of Creativity Seen through the Lives of Freud, Einstein, Picasso, Stravinsky, Eliot, Graham, and Gandhi

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Acknowledgments
Numerous colleagues generously read and commented on sections of this book. I should like to thank Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, William Damon, Rupen Das, Iris Fanger, Ina Hahn, Gerald Holton, Arthur Miller, Ricardo Nemirovsky, Robert Ornstein, David Perkins, Dean Keith Simonton, and Ellen Winner. For information about Martha Graham I owe a special debt to Jane Sherman. With thanks and with sadness, I acknowledge the invaluable help of my friend Stephen Albert, a great composer and a wonderful critic, who died in December 1992.At Basic Books, Susan Arellano, Martin Kessler, and Jo Ann Miller provided valuable editorial suggestions. Several colleagues at Project Zero, including Karen Donner Chalfen, Lela Collins, Samantha Kelly, and Mindy Kornhaber, helped with the preparation of the manuscript; Emma Laskin played an indispensable role during the last year in helping me with every facet of the book, from chasing down a footnote to clarifying an obscure thought. For their help in the final phases of publication, I would like also to thank Melanie Kirschner, Michael Mueller, and Sharon Sharp. Cynthia Dunne and Joan Greenfield are responsible for the book's attractive design.My work over the past twenty-five years has been possible only because of the generosity of many foundations. If over that period in the United States there has been any progress in our understanding of the most fundamental issues about human nature, it is due in significant measure to the wisdom and flexibility of these funders.For permission to quote materials or use images, I wish to thank the following:
Artists Rights Society, N.Y., and SPADEM, Paris, for permission to reprint the artistic works of Picasso.
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zürich, Switzerland, for permission to reprint the photograph of Albert Einstein.
Faber and Faber, Ltd., London, and Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., Orlando, Fla., for permission to reprint excerpts from The Letters ofT. S. Eliot: Volume I 1898-1922

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Creating Minds: An Anatomy of Creativity Seen through the Lives of Freud, Einstein, Picasso, Stravinsky, Eliot, Graham, and Gandhi
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Preface xi
  • Part I - Introduction 1
  • 1 - Chance Encounters in Wartime Zurich 3
  • 2 - Approaches to Creativity 19
  • Part II - The Creators of the Modern Era 47
  • 3 - Sigmund Freud: Alone with the World 49
  • 4 - Albert Einstein: The Perennial Child 87
  • 5 - Pablo Picasso: Prodigiousness and Beyond 137
  • 6 - Igor Stravinsky: The Poetics and Politics of Music 187
  • 7 - T. S. Eliot: The Marginal Master 227
  • 8 - Martha Graham: Discovering the Dance of America 265
  • 9 - Mahatma Gandhi: A Hold upon Others 311
  • Part III - Conclusion 357
  • 10 - Creativity across the Domains 359
  • Epilogue: - The Modern Era and Beyond 391
  • Notes 407
  • Bibliography 435
  • Name Index 451
  • Subject Index 458
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